Electricity for Refrigeration, Heating, and Air Conditioning / Edition 7

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This is the most ambitious and exciting revision of this book to date! With the addition of an entire chapter on heating controls as well as new material on troubleshooting, it is now the most comprehensive book on electricity for HVAC on the market. Now with added pedagogical features such as chapter objectives, key terms lists and examples of service calls and practice service calls, this text is a must for all HVAC students. In addition, this text stresses practicality and real world application. The material emphasizes the skills required by service technicians, such as reading wire diagrams, installing new HVAC equipment and troubleshooting techniques. The art program has been thoroughly revised and updated. Look for the new Study Guide/Lab Manual to accompany this new edition. The labs are competency based and designed to reinforce the skills needed to become proficient HVAC technicians.
Study Guide / Lab Manual, ISBN: 0-8273-7655-3
Instructor's Resource Guide, ISBN: 0-8273-7654-5
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In this text for beginning technicians, basic electrical principles necessary to understand modern control systems are covered by examining electronics information actually used in the field. This sixth edition features new chapters on electrical safety, reading wiring diagrams, and troubleshooting modern HVAC-R control systems and circuitry. Emphasis is on developing systematic diagnosis and troubleshooting methods and procedures, with in-depth discussion of types, designs, starting components, and diagnosis and troubleshooting procedures for single-phase motors. Learning features include summaries, review questions, and b&w photos of equipment. Smith is affiliated with Athens Technical College. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781418042875
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 8/17/2006
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 672
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Russell E. Smith is an Air Conditioning Technology Instructor emeritus at Athens Technical College in Athens, Georgia. Mr. Smith also ran his own contracting and consulting firm for many years. He is a Certificate Member of the Refrigeration Service Engineers Society and holder of Conditioned Air Non-Restricted in the State of Georgia. He holds an AE in Air Conditioning Engineering.

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Table of Contents

BASIC ELECTRICITY: Atomic Theory, Positive and Negative Charges, Flow of Electrons, Conductors and Insulators, Electrical Potential, Current Flow, Resistance, Electric Power and Energy, Ohm s Law, Calculating Electric Power, Summary, Questions. ELECTRIC CIRCUITS: Basic Concepts of Electric Circuits; Series Circuits, Parallel Circuits, Series-parallel Circuits, Summary, Questions. ELECTRIC METERS: Electric Meters, Ammeters, Voltmeters, Ohmmeters, Summary, Questions; COMPONENTS, SYMBOLS, AND CIRCUITS OF AIR-CONDITIONING WIRING: Loads, Contactors and Relays, Magnetic Starters, Switches, Safety Devices, Transformers, Schematic Diagrams, Reading Simple Schematic Diagrams, Reading Advanced Schematic Diagrams, Pictorial Diagrams, Installation Diagrams, Summary, Questions. ALTERNATING CURRENT, POWER DISTRIBUTION, AND VOLTAGE SYSTEMS: Basic Concepts of Alternating Current, Power Distribution, 230 Volt-Single-Phase-60 Hertz Systems, Three-Phase Voltage Systems, 230 Volt-Three-Phase -60 Hertz Delta System, 208 Volt-Three-Phase-60 Hertz Wye System, Higher Voltage Systems, Summary, Questions. INSTALLATION OF HEATING, COOLING, AND REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS: Sizing Wire, Disconnect Switches, Fusible Load Centers, Breaker Panels, Distribution Centers. BASIC ELECTRIC MOTORS: Magnetism, Basic Electric Motor, Types of Electric Motors, Shaded-Pole Motors, Capacitors, Split Phase Motors, Permanent Split Capacitor Motors, Capacitor-Start-Capacitor-Run Motors, Three Phase Motors, Hermetic Compressor Motors, Service Calls.COMPONENTS OF ELECTRIC MOTORS: Starting Relays for Single Phase Motors, Current or Amperage Relays, Potential Relays, Hot-Wire Relays, Solid-State StartingRelays, Motor Bearings, Motor Drives, Service Calls, Summary, Questions. CONTACTORS, RELAYS, AND OVERLOADS: Contractors, Relays, Overloads, Magnetic Starters, Push-Button Stations, Service Calls, Summary, Questions.
THERMOSTATS, PPRESSURE SWITCHES, AND OTHER ELECTRIC CONTROL DEVICES: Transformers, Thermostats, Staging Thermostats, Clock and Electronic Thermostats, Pressure Switches, Miscellaneous Electric Components, Service Calls. HEATING CONTROL DEVICES: Heating Fundamentals, Basic Heating Controls, Gas Heating Controls, Oil Heating Controls, Electric Heating Controls, Hydronic and Steam Heating Controls, Service Calls, Summary, Questions.TROUBLESHOOTING ELECTRIC CONTROL DEVICES: Electric Motors, Contactors, and Relays, Overloads, Thermostats, Pressure Switches, Transformers, Electric Heating Controls, Gas Heating Controls, Oil Heating Controls, Service Calls, Summary, Questions.; AIR-CONDITIONING CONTROL SYSTEMS; Basic Condensing Units, Packaged Units, Field Wiring, Summary, Questions.CONTROL SYSTEMS: CIRCUITRY AND TROUBLESHOOTING: Basic Control Circuits, Total Control System of Residential Units, Advanced Control Systems, Methods of Control on Advanced Systems, Total Commercial and Industrial Control Systems, Troubleshooting Control Systems, Service Calls, Summary, Questions. SOLID-STATE CONTROLS AND SYSTEMS: Electronic System Components, Basic Electronic Controls, Basic Electronic Control Systems Used in Residential Conditioned Air Systems, Advanced Electronic Control Systems, Summary, Questions.
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